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British Prime Ministers always used to come from Harrow or Eton, while senior civil servants are
traditionally Oxbridge-educated. But when it comes to the higher echelons of IT security in the UK, it seems you just can't move for people who got their training in the Royal Air Force.
Whether you look in banks or building societies, government establishments, retail or even the record industry, the chances are you'll meet people in senior roles who learned about security in the service of their country in the RAF. So what is it that created this unofficial
network of people that some have
jokingly dubbed 'The Rafia'?
SC Magazine got a chance to find out when Martin Smith, head of The Security Company in Bedfordshire (and a former squadron leader), offered to gather some of his old acquaintances together for a reunion lunch, and to discuss their early experiences. And so on 14 October, we all met up at Smith's offices for the first Rafia Lunch (complete with menu bearing the image of Marlon Brando in his role in The Godfather).
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